Ralston Purina
1997 rank: 236
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FORTUNE 500 appearances:
Revenues 6,114.3 -15.2 236 180
Profits 359.6 21.3 N.A. 229
Assets 4,785.1 ó N.A. 302
Stockholders' Equity 689.0 ó 421 438
Market Value 8,551.2 ó N.A. ó
Employees* 29,273 ó N.A. ó
Revenues 5.9 N.A. 276
Assets 7.5 N.A. ó
Stockholders' equity 52.2 N.A. ó
1996 ($) 3.39
1995 ($) 2.72
% change 24.6
1996 19.8 N.A.
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